Oct 20 2009

A first glimpse: Creating a storyboard on the iPhone

Thierry Schiel

(In this post, Thierry Schiel shares his first experiences in creating a storyboard completely on the iPhone. Thierry is a traditional animator on some 10 feature films and has also created and directed two full length CGI feature films “Tristan and Isolde” and “Renart the Fox”. He is also one of the most skillful fingerpainters you’ll find.)

Making a storyboard for a short film means doing between 150 to 200 drawings to tell a story. For my current CGI film I decided to try changing my PC/Wacom habits and to use the combined strength of Sketchbook Mobile and Hitchcock apps on my iPod Touch.

But would it work like it should?

The drawing part

It was very easy to do a drawing test as I had already used for some time Sketchbook Mobile  and really appreciated its qualities. At first I was really impressed by how close a result I get to what I usually do on my desktop. With SBM  I get the unique combination of  layers, high resolution and  beautiful lines for my drawings.

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Oct 4 2009

Creating large format, high quality files for printing iPhone art

Mike Miller

Ever wondered what your finger paintings would look like at 3 feet/1 meter high? This little guide will show you how to download the source file of your Brushes paintings, open them with the Brushes viewer, and save them out at high quality suitable for printing.

Before starting, I highly recommend downloading the Brushes User guide and reading from page 26 on. It covers everything we’ll be going over in steps 1 and 2 of this tutorial.
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Oct 4 2009

Tutorial: painting urban landscapes on the iPhone

Benjamin Rabe

In his flickr-stream, fellow iPhone-Artist La Legra Negra shows us in 4 easy steps how he did this masterpiece; he was so kind to let us post the whole set here on fingerpainted.it – thanks Joseandrés!

Cuenca: Science Museum from Alfonso VIII Street

The final piece: Cuenca: Science Museum from Alfonso VIII Street, by LaLegraNegra

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Sep 29 2009

Tutorial: Making a portrait

Susan Murtaugh

Susan Murtaugh shows us how she (finger)paints her great portraits. Very adept and detailed, this is a must not only for iPhone artists.

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Aug 19 2009

How to blend colors when painting on the iPhone [video-tutorial]

Benjamin Rabe

Since none of the top iPhone painting apps supply any kind of gradient-tool so far, blending colors can be a bit tricky in the beginning. In this little tutorial I show you the basic principle and also some very rare footage of a cherry.


Aug 17 2009

How to paint clouds on your iPhone [video tutorial]

Benjamin Rabe

In this one we show you how to easily fingerpaint simple clouds on your iPhone using Brushes – the basic technique can also be used for any other kind of feathery texture.

This tutorial is meant for the very beginner, so please let us know:
do you want to see more simple bits like this?
Or would you rather see longer tutorials about a complete painting?
Or something completely else? More bunnies?

Any feedback is highly appreciated!


Aug 9 2009

Background-templates for Brushes

Benjamin Rabe

Awesome set of basic grids by chumsdock to help to getting started with Brushes.


Aug 8 2009

Walkthrough: how Matt Connors combines iPhone painting apps in ‘Shiva Rising’

Matthew Seydel Connors
(This is a guest-post by fellow fingerpainter Matthew Seydel Connors. Matt has a very distinct style and has become one of my favorite sources for inspiration recently. Thanks for sharing this on here, Matt!)
Shiva Rising, by Matt Connors

Shiva Rising, by Matt Connors

Shiva Rising was an experimental piece for me, and one that was well suited to the intuitive way of fingerpainting on an iPhone. I have several images that I use as ‘starter backgrounds’ to avoid the challenge of beginning on white or a color without texture or character; for this image, I started with a detail of a doorframe that I shot…

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Jul 20 2009

First tutorial for Layers iPhone App, by Luis Peso

Benjamin Rabe

Layers, the new iPhone painting kid on the block is only just available for a day and already Luis Peso has put his extreme capable fingers on it and created this little walkthrough; thanks Luis!

So, it starts with a basic scribble using the small coarse brush:

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Jul 20 2009

How to fingerpaint on the iPhone like Patricio Villarroel

Benjamin Rabe


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Many thanks to Patricio Villarroel for sharing with us his tricks in this little tutorial; using Kandinsky lite,  Pollock, PhotoFX, Photogene and Brushes. Patricio is probably one of the most distinctive and certainly the most productive iPhone artist I know, so this walkthrough is a little gem to me. Here we go.
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